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Certified Library Media Specialist, Full Time

Broome-Tioga BOCES School Library System

About Broome-Tioga BOCES and Binghamton:
Broome-Tioga BOCES serves 15 component school districts in Broome and Tioga counties, annually touching the lives of nearly 35,000 students in grades K-12. The School Library System sits within our Professional Development and Resource Center, consisting of a team of 20+ individuals, collectively focused on delivering high quality professional development and resources to our region. The School Library System services include a robust media library with robotics, coding, STEAM and makerspace items, in addition to curriculum kits, and book sets.

Broome-Tioga BOCES is located in Binghamton, NY in Broome County, an up-and-coming area located in the southcentral region of New York. The Greater Binghamton area boasts a revitalized downtown area, a great public school system, family-friendly activities, beautiful parks and recreational areas, robust access to higher education, low cost of living, and is centrally-located to allow for quick access to a number of city centers: Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, New York City, and Philadelphia are all less than 4 hours’ drive away. Visit or to learn more about our region.

Major Responsibilities Include:
* Provide regional and on-site professional development sessions in the use of regionally-provided resources and databases, and K-12 information literacy skills.
* Research and recommend high quality resources to support teaching and learning in the Broome-Tioga BOCES region; collaborate with BOCES PD&RC team to share relevant resources and support regional and in-district professional development.
* Gather, interpret and communicate data related to library services and PD&RC resources.
* Assist in the coordination of resource delivery and management, including delivery schedules and item maintenance.
* Respond to district resource-related troubleshooting requests.
* Create and disseminate communication across a variety of platforms to share information about and promote resources, School Library System/Classroom Enrichment Resources services, and related professional development opportunities.
* Access current research and best practices about educational innovations and trends/information literacy; recommend resources and design professional development that is consistent with that research.
* Participate in local, state, and national meetings, activities and conferences related to job responsibilities.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
* NYS Teaching Certification:  School Library Media Specialist preferred
* Three years successful classroom teaching experience
* Demonstration of effective information literacy skills instruction

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Please see Job #18-119 Instructional Support Specialist - School Library Media for additional details, please share widely with your networks, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly with any questions.

Posted 4/19


Assistant Library Director II

Newburgh Free Library

About the Position:
Join the Newburgh Free Library at 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY in leading an anchor institution in the on-going revitalization of the City of Newburgh by providing Information and Inspiration as we Imagine a future of vital connections with the people of our community.  The Newburgh Free Library, the Central Library of the 47 library Ramapo Catskill Library System, serves a community of 60,000 people encompassing the Towns of Newburgh and New Windsor and the City of Newburgh overlooking the magnificent Hudson River.   The successful candidate will assist in the supervision of 50 FTE employees at the Main Library and a Town Branch with a + $5.2 million dollar budget.  The Library is recognized as a vital civil institution deeply involved in the creation and stimulation of a creative economy that is beginning to thrive. The Newburgh Free Library envisions deeper partnerships with our community and its neighborhoods and institutions.  Our community is richly multi-cultural and welcoming.  The Library has thrived since 1852 in a community that values education and diversity and values learning. Join us as we work to re-envision the Newburgh environs and revolutionize the way we work, play and learn.

The position involves responsibility under the general direction of the Library Director for assigned phases of library administration and services.  Supervision may be exercised over the work and personnel of several library departments.  The position requires a flexible schedule and may include night and weekend activities.  Illustrative tasks and details about how to apply for the position are included below.

* Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences
* At least 3 years of experience in a Public Library Setting

General Statement of Duties:
* Oversees Library Departments that may include Access Services, Marketing, Technology.
* Assists in planning, implementation and evaluation of long and short-term goals and objectives.
* Assists the Director in the formulation of library policies and procedures.
* Participates in recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of employees.
* Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, and reading professional materials.
* Participates in preparation of library budget.
* Researches, writes and submits grants for library programs and services in consultation with Director.
* Participates in the selection of adult library materials.
* Supervises library in Director’s absence.
* Reports to the Director
* Performs other related responsibilities as assigned.

Civil Service:
This position is a competitive Civil Service position and is classified as Confidential/Managerial. Salary commensurate with experience, recognizing the scope of duties involved in the position, plus a complete benefit package. The Newburgh Free Library has a goal of reflecting the community it serves and welcomes candidates with diverse or multi-cultural skill sets.

To Apply:
Visit, click on the “Departments” tab, drop down to “Human Resources & Employment Department” and see the posting for Assistant Library Director II.
Applicants must have a completed CSEA application on file and submit a Letter of Interest (template found on web site) to:

Office of Human Resources
124 Grand St.
Newburgh, NY 12550

Or FAX to:  845-563-3468

Include Posting Name on all correspondence.
All replies must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 4PM on May 2, 2018. For further information about the position, contact Human Resources at 845-563-3460.

Posted 4/19


Librarian I, Part-Time

Huntington Public Library

About the Position:
The Huntington Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic individual to work with us in the Adult and Reference Services Department where there is a part-time opening for 16 hours per week. Hours include nights, weekends and holiday rotations and staffing both our main and branch buildings. Consistent Friday night availability will be required to be considered for the position. Candidates must have an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and a valid NYS Public Librarian Certificate. This is not a Librarian trainee position.

Positive, proactive customer service skills, flexibility and initiative are required. Job responsibilities will include basic knowledge of, and instruction of patrons, in all adult library resources including digital and downloadable materials.  Collection development, readers’ advisory and program responsibilities will be assigned as required. Spanish proficiency is a plus.

Starting Salary:
$29.16 set by union contract.

To Apply:
Please send resumes and letters of application to Head of Adult Services, Thérèse Purcell Nielsen, at Submission deadline is May 7, 2018.

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Posted 4/19


Member Services Librarian

Finger Lakes Library System

The Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS) is accepting applications for the position of Member Services Librarian.  FLLS seeks a dynamic and innovative candidate with a passion for helping small and rural libraries grow and succeed within a team-based cooperative library system environment.

About FLLS and Ithaca:
The Finger Lakes Library System is a New York State chartered, cooperative public library system serving 33 mostly small and rural public libraries.  The system’s mission is to stimulate, coordinate, and strengthen library and information services in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties, through leadership, education, resource sharing, technology support, advocacy, and a wide variety of consulting and support services for our member libraries.  FLLS currently has 16 staff members in our own building, which we completely renovated, expanded and moved into in January 2015.  

FLLS is located in Ithaca, NY.  Ithaca is a unique, small city in central NY and is known for its beautiful waterfalls, natural trails, numerous artistic and cultural events and venues, restaurants and shopping opportunities, Cornell University, Ithaca College, and close proximity to over 100 area wineries and vineyards.  Ithaca was named in the Top 100 Best Places to Live by (2018) and #2 Best Small College Town by USA Today (2016).

Member Services Librarian Position Overview:
The Member Services Librarian provides support to our 33 member libraries relative to all aspects of public library operations.  By providing guidance, advice, and training, this position will help our libraries grow, become more sustainable, and more innovative.  The Member Services Librarian helps develop and implement system services, training opportunities, and continuing education opportunities to meet the needs of our member libraries. This person is responsible for collection development, especially with e-content, and overseeing our database collection.  The Member Services Librarian also administers the New York State Library’s Family Literacy grant, and provides support for youth summer reading programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Works closely with member libraries; develops relationships with directors, staff, and trustees; provides assistance covering a broad range of topics to all member libraries.  
* Advises the staff and trustees of member libraries in multiple aspects of library operations, such as policies and best practices, laws and regulations pertaining to public libraries, sustainable funding options, social media, programming, and collection development.  
* Answers library information requests, complaints or identified problems promptly and accurately.  Travels to our member libraries and municipalities as needed to provide timely assistance.
* Provides library use data to library directors, boards, municipalities, and county legislatures to help them make informed decisions about library issues and funding.  
* Works with system staff, member libraries, and trustees to identify training and educational needs of our member libraries and helps develop and implement these trainings at system meetings and workshops, or on location at our member libraries.  
* Strengthens our member libraries by assisting in the creation of marketing, promotional and advocacy materials, and social media strategies.
* Acts as the Youth Services and Family Literacy Grant liaison with the New York State Library, including helping to coordinate the youth summer reading program with our member libraries.
* Oversees e-content collection development for FLLS and collects usage data for these platforms for our system and member libraries.
* Helps with the negotiation of database contracts and supplies the system with database usage statistics.
* Contributes to the overall library system marketing to our member libraries and our library system communities including our weekly newsletter, website, social media, and press releases.

Required Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
* Exhibits resourceful, enthusiastic, flexible, diplomatic and cooperative qualities.
* Knowledge of public libraries, especially rural and small libraries.
* Successful experience in promoting libraries and library services.
* Commitment to providing high-quality service in an ever-changing public library environment.
* Familiarity with emerging library technologies.
* Willing to work a flexible schedule to meet member libraries’ needs.
* Ability to speak and write effectively to a broad range of audiences.
* Ability to formulate questions, analyze problems, and carry out decision-making process.
* Ability to interpret and respond to member libraries’ and trustees’ needs quickly and accurately.
* Works cohesively in a team environment, as well as independently.
* Valid driver’s license required.

Education and Experience:
* A Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited library school.
* Two years of post-MLS professional library experience is preferred.
* Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

Salary and Benefits:
$50,000+ dependent upon qualifications.  New York State Retirement, health insurance, and a competitive benefits package included.  The position is 35 hours per week.  

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references in .pdf format to Sarah Glogowski, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Library System.  Please state “Member Services Librarian Application” in your subject line.  All applications will be acknowledged by return email.  Applications received by Friday, May 11, 2018 will receive first consideration.

Posted 4/18


Young Adult/New Adult Services Librarian

Dunham Public Library

About the Library:
Dunham Public Library (DPL) has provided services to the Whitesboro Central School District area since October 28, 1926.  We serve a population of 26,133.  Our location is at 76 Main Street, Whitesboro, NY.  Our hours are posted on our website at  We are a member of the 3-county Mid-York Library System and our library cards are welcomed at 42 libraries in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties.
DPL has a circulation of over 136,000 items, per year over 10,000 are electronic. The YA fiction collection is a separate YA area. Non-fiction titles are filed with the adult collection. The collection has been recently weeded, updated, inventoried, and tagged for RFID circulation. It is a collection with heavy usage per volume and includes a YA graphic novel collection.

About Whitesboro, NY:
The Village of Whitesboro is located within the Town of Whitestown. Whitestown is centrally located within Oneida County near the City of Utica. There are endless entertainment and cultural events and venues. The region is rich in history and character. From its wonderful museums to its state of the art casino our region has it all. Annual events such as the Boilermaker Road Race have put this area on the map. It is located between the cities of Syracuse and Albany, south of the Adirondack Park and minute from the Erie Canal.

Job Description:
The Young Adult/New Adult Librarian (YA/NA), under direct supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for the collection and programming of YA/NA, a full time (35 hours per week) position.

Specific duties include the following:
* Directs all YA/NA services of the library
* Selects and maintains the YA/NA print and non-print collection
* Plans, schedules and conducts various YA/NA programs
* Works with school and community groups to promote library services
* Provides reader’s advisory services to people of all ages
* Assists in the daily operation and scheduling of general library programs as required
* Keeps abreast of developments in library service to YA/NA through ongoing reading, workshops, meetings and conferences
* Maintains knowledge of current library trends in technology and electronic resources
* Creates and maintains the YA/NA areas so they are pleasant and inviting
* Advises library director on possible grant opportunities, assists with grant applications for YA/NA programs and materials
* Develops monthly reports regarding YA/NS services for the Board of Trustees
* Works with all staff members to provide excellent library services to the community

Must have ALA Accredited master’s degree.  Must be eligible for NYS Public Librarian’s certificate, which must be issued prior to date of hire as a professional librarian. New graduates welcome to apply.

Schedule & Benefits:
Some nights and weekends are required; occasional travel for meetings and outreach events.
$35,000 annual salary plus strong benefits including NYS Retirement (mandatory for FT employees)

To Apply:
Please apply by submitting cover letter and resume to Library Director April L R Bliss by April 26th at noon. The successful candidate will have to be approved by Oneida County Civil Service.
This is an Oneida County Civil Service Librarian 1 position. Please apply by submitting your application for Librarian 1 directly to Oneida County Civil Service 800 Park Avenue, Utica, NY 13501

  1. Oneida County Job specifications can be found here.
  2. Oneida County job application can be found here.

Posted 4/10


Continuing Education & Emerging Technologies Librarian

Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC)

About the Position:
CLRC seeks candidates for the position of Continuing Education and Emerging Technologies Librarian.
This is a full time, non-exempt position based on a 37.5 hour work week.

The Continuing Education and Emerging Technologies Librarian oversees the continuing education and training program for the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC), including planning, communication, publicity, logistical arrangements, implementation, and assessment. He/she maintains the Council’s website and, with the Digital Collections Librarian,  provides basic technological support for Council activities. He or she will help to carry out the mission and Plan of Service of CLRC, encouraging innovation within CLRC and in its member libraries by sharing technological expertise and fostering collaboration and communication.

View the full job description here.

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter and resume to Review of applications will begin Monday, April 16, 2018.
Any questions may be directed to Marc Wildman, CLRC Executive Director, at or 315-446-5446

Posted 4/9


Children’s Program Specialist (Summer)

Pawling Library

The Pawling Library is seeking a Part Time Children’s Program Specialist to help us over the summer. The specialist will create and run library programs and services that target literacy and STEAM skills, in cooperation with the Children’s Program Coordinator. These programs will engender learning and literacy skills in children and will demonstrate to their parents and caretakers how to create a productive learning environment. The specialist’s primary area of focus will be school-aged children and their families.
We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and compassion to the Pawling Free Library’s programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for the children of Pawling. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to children and parents.

Responsibilities include:
* Planning and coordinating children’s programs.
* Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children’s programs.
* Operating within a program budget.
* Providing statistical information for the director’s monthly report.
* Supervising teen volunteers who assist with children’s programming.
* Performing other duties in support of children’s department.

Minimum Requirements:
* Commitment to creative and effective targeted children’s programming.
* Knowledge of language acquisition and reading processes.
* Ability to work cooperatively with others.
* Ability to communicate effectively with children, caregivers, and colleagues.
Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.
Childhood education experience a plus.
Experience working in a diverse environment strongly preferred.

Schedule & Salary:
Position: Part-time: 20 hours per week.
Pay: $15.75/hr

To Apply:
Interested individuals should apply online. Visit to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library’s website will be considered.

Posted 4/9


Imaging Assistant


About AVP:
AVP is a data management consulting and software development firm focused on leveraging a deep understanding of technology, information, business, and people to advance the ways in which data is used for the benefit of individuals, organizations, and causes. Our vision is freeing people from the obstacles of information management and maximizing the usability of data. To learn more, click here.

AVP is seeking Imaging Assistants in Syracuse, NY to assist in the inventory of an audio collection held by Syracuse University Libraries (SUL). There are currently two positions available from approximately May 21, 2018 to June 25, 2018.

Position Details:
This position will be full time from approximately May 21, 2018 to June 25, 2018 on the Syracuse University campus. Imaging Assistants will work onsite at SUL capturing high quality visual documentation of audio assets. Training and supporting documentation will be provided as part of the on-boarding process. The work will involve repetitive, ordered actions and standing for extended periods. There will be a degree of lifting, bending, reaching, squatting, and potentially climbing ladders.

Successful Candidates Must:
* Be familiar with basic concepts and processes of digital photography, including focus, framing, changing camera settings, memory card management, and image review
* Be able to understand and follow detailed process instructions
* Be able to work efficiently and with attention to output
* Be comfortable handling fragile materials
* Be comfortable with repetitive and physically active labor
* Be punctual, reliable, and able to commit to full time work the length of the project

An interest in legacy audio recordings, Latin American music, photography, and/or media archiving are a benefit.

This position will be located in Syracuse, New York.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
AVP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.

To Apply:
Click here.

Posted 4/6



Montvale Free Public Library

About the Position:    
The Board of Trustees of The Montvale Free Public Library in Bergen County, New Jersey, is seeking a talented and highly capable director who is also a dedicated, hands-on librarian.
Montvale—with 7844 residents, according to the 2010 Census—is a suburban community in northern New Jersey, located less than an hour’s drive from New York City.  It boasts an excellent school system comprised of a K – 4 elementary school, a 5 – 8 middle school, and a high school with a graduation rate of 98%.
The 15,000-square-foot Montvale Library occupies most of the first floor of a municipal complex which also houses the Police Department and all Borough Administrative departments.  Circulation exceeds 116,000 annually.
In addition to the Director, staff members include a full-time Youth Services Coordinator, three part-time professional librarians, a part-time Adult Program Coordinator, and eleven part-time library assistants.
Municipal appropriation in 2018 is $806,294.

The Board of Trustees invites interest from qualified individuals who should have a minimum of three years of supervisory experience in a public library.  Exceptional interpersonal skills are required.  MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate (or the eligibility to obtain one) are necessary.  Also necessary:  compliance with the residency requirements of the New Jersey First Act (a waiver might be possible).  For access to the job description, please visit the Library’s web site at and select “Job Openings.”

Salary and Benefits:
Excellent benefits include medical, dental, vision, and pension (Public Employees Retirement System).
Salary range:  $75,000 - $85,000.

To Apply:
Mail cover letter and resume, which must include three professional references to:

Search Committee
The Montvale Free Public Library
Suite 100
12 Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ  07645

References will not be contacted unless an applicant is a final candidate for the position. Application deadline is April 30.  Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.  Sorry, no telephone calls.  Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

Posted 4/5


Library Director

Broome County Public Library

About the Position:
The Broome County Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director.  The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship and community engagement, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration, and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community.

About Binghamton, NY:
Binghamton is located at the center of three rivers with scenic walkways, bicycle trails and nature centers for hiking and biking in the Finger Lakes Region.  It is a vital, engaged community and home to one of the top SUNY colleges in New York State, Binghamton University, and SUNY Broome Community College.  Binghamton hosts a monthly, very successful Art Walk. Broome County offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities, a thriving cultural scene, and award-winning school systems.  For more information, visit  

About the Broome County Public Library:
The Library has an annual budget of $1,968,631 supported by County funding with additional support from the City of Binghamton and New York State.  The Broome County Public Library is chartered to serve Broome County’s 200,600 residents.  It also serves as the Central Library of the Four County Library System’s 42 libraries in Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties. The Library was originally founded in 1903 and was housed in a Carnegie Library until 2000.  The current 72,000 square-foot facility houses a Creation Station, Youth Services area, Local History Center and meeting rooms for the public.  In 2017, a staff of 22.24 FTE provided services to 290,000 visitors, circulated 245,000 items, hosted more than 39,000 attendees for programs and logged 200,000 computer hours through the library website, in-house computers and wireless access.

The Library Director has overall responsibility for administration of staff, resources and resource development, long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, fiscal affairs, personnel, and labor relations.  Responsible for leading the Library to respond both positively and rapidly to changing community needs and demographics.  Responsible for organizational development, contract negotiations and staff development.  Responsible for fundraising, facilitating and maintaining close working relationships with the Broome County Legislature, County Executive’s Office, Four County Library System, The Friends of the Broome County Public Library and the City of Binghamton.

Graduation from an ALA accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies and possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and six or more years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years or more which must have been in an administrative capacity.

Other preferred qualifications include:  
experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising skills, experience working with budgets, construction and/or renovation experience and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies.

This position is a New York State Civil Service position.

$75,118 with a generous benefits package.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should complete and submit a Broome County Public Library application and attach a resume and cover letter by May 15, 2018. Applications should be mailed to

Jesse Katen, President of the Board of Trustees
Broome County Public Library,
185 Court St.
Binghamton, NY 13901
or emailed to
ATTEN:  Jesse Katen in the subject line.

BCPL is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 4/4


Full-Time Children’s Librarian

East Hampton Library

About the Position:
The East Hampton Library, located on Long Island’s East End, is seeking a full-time Children’s Librarian. The successful candidate must possess good communication skills and be able to work well with staff and the public to help build on a solid base of high quality service. The East Hampton Library is an association library that serves a community of 15,800 year-round residents, plus a large summer population.

* provide friendly reference services to children and their families
* planning and conducting children’s toddler programs
* collection development

* flexibility is a must!
* a genuine desire and ability to work well with children
* prior experience working with children in a library
* knowledge of computer applications for library services
* ability to speak Spanish is a plus

Candidate must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.  

$42,000 a year and a competitive benefits package
The schedule includes some evenings and weekend rotation

To Apply:
Please email cover letter, resume, and references to:

Alexandra Giambruno
Head of Children’s Services/Pages
East Hampton Library
(631)324-0222 ext. 2

Posted 4/3


Part-Time Librarian/Librarian Trainee-Children’s Services

Riverhead Free Library

About the position:
The Riverhead Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and creative part-time (generally 21 hours per week), Librarian or Library Trainee to join the staff of a very busy and diverse Children’s Services Department.
The right candidate will be service and detail-oriented, flexible and friendly with the ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines.
This position is in the Library’s collective bargaining unit.

Job Duties:
* Provides advisory and guidance services to library patrons
* Provides story and picture book hours, as well as other child and family-focused programming
* Promotes library programs and services through outreach
* Compiles bibliographies and other promotional materials

* Experience working with children and families is mandatory.
* Fluency in Children’s literature is essential.
* Knowledge of Common Core Curriculum standards and ECRR2 is desirable.
* Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen and resolve problems, are required.
* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
* Expert computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office products and III Sierra, are necessary.
* Availability to work nights and weekends-as well as flexibility in scheduling-is necessary
* Physical conditions commensurate with the demands of the position.
* Possession of a valid New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate or actively enrolled in an accredited MLS program with at least 12 credits for a Librarian Trainee.

To Apply:
To be considered for this position, please send or email your resume and cover letter by Friday, April 6, 2018 to:

Laurie Harrison, Children’s Services Coordinator
Riverhead Free Library
330 Court Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Posted 3/29


Discovery Services Librarian

St. Lawrence University

About St. Lawrence University:
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

About the Position:
The Discovery Services Librarian is responsible for planning, managing, supporting, and evaluating a range of library systems including but not limited to the web discovery platform, Integrated Library System (ILS), and other operational activities and initiatives.

* Provides leadership and support for all aspects of the implemented web discovery platform, ILS, and other related library systems.
* Stays current with new technologies as applied to digital library platforms and works with appropriate LIT staff to implement upgrades and new technologies.
* Works with the Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian regarding configuration and operational support for acquisitions and resources management functions within the Library’s ILS.
* Works with the Director of Digital Initiatives on technology platforms supporting the library and our digital collections.
* Provides support, documentation, and training to other Librarians and staff working with component parts of the supported library systems as needed.
* Stays current with developments in cataloging, bibliographic description and subject analysis, metadata standards.
* Works with external vendor support personnel and with colleagues from other academic institutions on consortia projects and initiatives.
* Evaluates with other librarians the effectiveness and efficiencies of existing library platforms/systems in support of desired configuration, layout, and design of library web resources.
* Participates in instruction and research services to gain further insight into users’ practical experience with library discovery tools.

General Library Faculty Responsibilities:
* Participates in LIT and Library planning initiatives and in establishing and evaluating goals, objectives, and priorities.
* Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates any staff that may report to the position.
* Serves on university-wide committees, task forces, or study groups as desired or needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
* An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent graduate degree and relevant experiences.
* Experience with managing ILS and discovery platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ILS (Sierra).
* Experience working with other applications, systems, and tools, for example, Illiad, OCLC Services, Ebscohost, or Serials Solutions (ProQuest).
* Experience working with a CMS, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and PHP.
* Practical familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant tools for data manipulation.
* Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication.
* Experience working in an academic library is desired, an academic library in a small liberal arts college is a plus.
* Staff supervisory, training, and development experience (library assistants and student workers).

To Apply:
Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Posted 3/28


Resource Sharing & Cataloging Librarian

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

About the Position:
Southeastern NY Library Resources Council is hiring a Resource Sharing & Cataloging Librarian. This full-time position plays a crucial role in Southeastern’s resource sharing and digital services.  Responsibilities include: planning, implementing, managing, and conducting training for Southeastern Access to Libraries, the regional virtual union catalog and interlibrary loan system; supporting the Hudson River Valley Heritage service by editing images, creating and editing metadata; contributing to a positive work environment and effectively communicating with members, partners, and staff.

The position will remain open until filled, preferably prior to July 1, 2018.

Please visit Southeastern's website to see the complete job announcement.

Posted 3/28


Part-Time Youth Services Librarian I

East Greenbush Community Library

About the Position:
The East Greenbush Community Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Youth Services Librarian to join a dynamic and dedicated team of professionals.  Successful candidates should be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about public service.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
* Providing reference and readers' advisory assistance to children, teens and adults.
* Planning and conducting storytimes, book clubs, and other programs for children.
* Assisting in all phases of collection development, including acquisitions and weeding.
* Maintaining awareness of current trends in children’s literature, child development, and library technology.

Position is approximately 12 hours a week, and primarily includes 2 evenings per week and a weekend rotation.  

$22.75 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:
* MLS from an ALA accredited library school
* New York State Public Librarian Professional Certificate
* Must be eligible for a provisional appointment as a Librarian I under civil service

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, Rensselaer County Civil Service application and three professional references by email or mail to:

Ms. Molly Chatt, Head of Youth Services
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061

Position remains open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on April 9th, 2018.

Posted 3/27


Library Director

Canajoharie Library

About the Position:
The Library Director (LD) administers all library services at the Canajoharie Library. The LD's primary responsibilities are the advancement of the institution and the fulfillment of its mission, and for all operational and general administrative functioning of the library. The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees concerning the Library Budget and Programs; and to the Museum Director on matters related to the institutional budget, membership & annual appeal, and buildings & grounds.

* Administers library functions in accordance with Library policies and wit hin the confines of theLibrary Association's By-laws and applicable local, state and federal laws.
* Work with the Board of Trustees in planning for library development and financial support.
* Coordinate and participate with the Board of Trustees in the development and implementationof a  strategic plan consisting of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of the organization.
* Develop and present an annual operating budget to the Board of Trustees.
* Oversee and sign off on all library purchases  and library staff payroll; and review library expenses and income monthly with the bookkeeper.
* Develop and oversee marketing and media strategies and initiatives inc luding web-based, print,and all other venues for the purpose of advancing the library's mission.
* Keep library collection current and organized through collection development and maintenance.
* Supervise, hire, train, and evaluate staff as outlined in the organizational chart and personnel policy.
* Conduct staff meetings and encourage continuing education and professional growth of staff members.
* Develop procedures for and supervise volunteers, and interns in accord with the personnel policy.
* Coordinate reference assistance, computer use, circulation and other aspects of library public services.
* Writes and implements library related grants and special projects.
* Serve library users through the development and maintenance of library programs for all ages.
* Coordinate institutional technology resources, including all devices on the library network.
* Be active in securing the resources to operate the library and promote its services.
* Maintains an active involvement in professional associations.
* Serves as liason to the library system activities, collections, and programs.
* Perform related work as required.

Desirable education and experience:
* Master's Degree in Library Science or an equivalent program
* Experience working in a professional position in a library environment with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity
* Ability to work with the public through programs and on an individual basis
* Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
* Ability to plan and organize work routines and long range projects
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff, Museum Director, Board of Trustees, Board Committees, and the public
* Must be eligible for or possess a New York State Public Librarian certification

Salary & Benefits:
The salary for this position begins at $38,000 and is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and employer contributions to a 403b plan.

A full job description can be found here.

To Apply:
Cover letter, resume, and three references should be submitted to:

Library Director Position
Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery
2 Erie Blvd
Canajoharie, NY 13317

Posted 3/21


Librarian/Director of Digital Scholarship & Public Services

Union College

Apply now Job no: 492352
Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: LS

About the Position:
The Director of Digital Scholarship and Public Services will provide vision and leadership for programs and services including digital scholarship, research services, instruction, outreach, and access services to support expanding modes of research, teaching, and scholarly communication. The Director will serve on the Library Planning Team and work collaboratively to advise the College Librarian on strategy, budgets, and program development. The Director will develop effective partnerships with members of ITS Learning Technologies and Environments to lead the creation of programs and services that promote the adoption of innovative services, technologies, and learner-centered pedagogies that facilitate new ways for faculty to think about and approach their instruction and support multimodal literacies. The Director works collaboratively with the Director of Special Collections and Archives and the Director of Content and Digital Library Services to develop and lead an effective digital scholarship program including curricular based projects, independent research, internships and external grants. The Director engages and seeks input from the campus community in order to develop inspiring study spaces while promoting innovative research, practice and discourse. The Director is responsible for managing, supporting and developing a group of diverse library employees. As a member of the library faculty, the Director is also expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity and college service.

* Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program with  a minimum of seven years' experience in academic library management with a focus on digital scholarship or public services. An equivalent combination of degree and experience will be considered.
* Experience with emerging digital technologies and an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform academic libraries, scholarship and teaching.
* Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, project planning and management, implementing and assessing programs and services.
* A successful record of progressively responsible experience in employee development, change management and team building, including a demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diverse and inclusive employees.
* Demonstrated skills and expertise using emerging technologies to deliver successful digital scholarship projects.
* Demonstrated ability to learn, experiment, and advance skill sets to meet challenges associated with emerging technologies.
* Experience with grant writing and project management.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

To apply and learn more about Union College, click here.

Posted 3/20


Librarian/Director of Content and Digital Library Systems

Union College

Apply now Job no: 492351
Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: LS

About the Position:
The Director of Content and Digital Library Systems will provide vision and leadership for library digital infrastructure, workflows, policy and services to support expanding modes of research, teaching and scholarly communication. The Director will develop effective partnerships with the Information Technology Services staff to create and sustain system integration and infrastructure. The Director is responsible for establishing processes and support structures that ensure the library can select, acquire, preserve and provide access to the full spectrum of research materials.  The Director leads library faculty and staff to develop and sustain the library services platform (Summon over Alma), and content, which includes acquisitions, collection management, cataloging, metadata, discovery, serials, electronic resources, digitization, physical processing and preservation of research in all formats. The Director oversees workflows and engages with new technologies and enhancement opportunities in response to user needs and priorities of the Schaffer Library. In fulfilling the Library’s responsibility as the intellectual and informational hub of the College, the Director will seek to partner with the College community to provide support for digital scholarship including grant writing and project management. The Director will provide leadership in actively engaging and seeking input from the campus community in order to develop the collection and improve discovery. The Director is responsible for managing, supporting and developing diverse library faculty and staff. The Director will serve on the library’s Library Planning Team to work collaboratively to advise the College Librarian on strategy, budgets, and program development. As a member of the library faculty, the Director is also expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity and college service.

* Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program with a minimum of seven years' experience in academic library management with a focus on technical services or systems. An equivalent combination of degree and experience will be considered.
* Experience with emerging digital technologies and an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform academic libraries, scholarship and teaching.
* Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, project planning and management, implementing and assessing programs and services.
* A successful record of progressively responsible experience in employee development, change management and team building, including a demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diverse and inclusive employees.
* Demonstrated knowledge of current principles, practices and standards of collections, technical services and systems.
* Demonstrated ability to learn, experiment, and advance skill sets to meet challenges associated with emerging technologies.
* Experience with grant writing and project management.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

To apply and learn more about Union College, click here.

Posted 3/20


Librarian I - Children’s Services

Marlboro Free Library

About the Position:
The Marlboro Free Library, a small public library (pop. 12,000) in New York’s Hudson Valley, seeks a highly motivated, self-starting individual to fill the position of full-time Children’s Services Librarian. This Civil Service position involves supervising children’s programs and services in the context of the Library’s overall educational mission. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill, and ability in every phase of the public library field, particularly as it relates to children’s library services.

Duties & Responsibilities:
* Plan, prepare, and present dynamic, age-appropriate educational programs for children.
* Conduct preschool and after-school programs and some weekend programs.
* Conduct program outreach, registration, and keep statistics.
* Assist with the selection and acquisition of books, toys, craft materials and other items specific to children’s services.
* Maintain the children’s collections (print, media, etc.).
* Develop, schedule and administer the annual summer reading program for children.
* Assist in preparing the annual report particularly as to it relates to children’s services.
* Act as a liaison with the school media specialists in the Marlboro Central School District.
* Develop new programs for children and young adults.
* Assume responsibility and a leadership role for special projects.
* Hire performers for children’s programming.
* Keep abreast of professional news and trends in journals and media.
* Present information about library services and programs to individuals and groups.
* Pursue continuing education opportunities.
* Work as part of a team with the other library staff.
* Assist with circulation services as needed.
* Assist with staff training as needed.
* Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications:
* MLS or MSIS degree from an A.L.A. accredited institution; coursework in education a plus.
* New York State professional certificate for public librarian or school media specialist.
* Strong understanding of current & emerging library technology.
* Strong customer service skills including an ability to work well with children and young adults.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.
* Ability to work in a team environment.
* Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Salary, Benefits, & Schedule:
This is a competitive Civil Service position.
Benefits Include: Paid vacation, sick, personal, and holidays; NYS Retirement; single medical & dental benefits.
Schedule: Full-time (days, evenings, some weekends required).
Salary: Starting at $21.00 per hour, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to by April 9, 2018 for consideration. No calls please.

Posted 3/20



Great Neck Library

About the Position:
For the Main Library - The Great Neck Library seeks a detail-oriented individual to shelve library materials and maintain shelf order.
Must have excellent alphanumeric skills. In addition to daily shelving tasks, this position will require moving books, using carts, to organize the collection.
Position involves standing, bending and the ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

Salary & Schedule:
Starting Salary: $11.00/ Hour
Minimum 3 Hours per Day - 2 Days per Week - Flexible Schedule

To Apply:
Resumes/Applications should be emailed to by March 30, 2018

Posted 3/19


Part-Time Clerical Position

Great Neck Library

Required Skills and Experience:
* Display enthusiasm while working with the public.  
* Perform basic keyboarding skills and have the ability to use computer programs for circulation functions. Knowledge of SIERRA a plus.  
* Work independently, accurately, and with attention to detail.  
* Able to respond to direction given by a supervisor.
* Customer service experience is preferred.

Shift includes Nights, Saturdays and Voluntary Sundays.

Starting salary:
$15.67 per hour

To Apply:
Reply with resume, cover letter and three references by March 30, 2018 to:

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY  11023-1938

Visit our website at for library information. No phone calls please.

Posted 3/19


Scholarly Communication Librarian

University at Albany Libraries

About the University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

About the Position:
The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

* Develops and implements a program and policies to provide data management plan consultation services and coordinate data curation
* Provides outreach to faculty and departments in collaboration with liaison/subject librarians; develops informational and training tools that can be used by these librarians.
* Builds and maintains informational websites/LibGuides
* Develops and implements programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication topics and themes
* Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Scholars Archive (institutional repository) administrator and the Copyright Librarian. Seeks to promote and expand holdings in the institutional repository
* Manages and coordinates scholarly communication events and marketing activities
* Participates as an active member of scholarly communication committees including the Digital Scholarship Team, and is an engaged participant in Dewey Graduate Library initiatives
* Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
* Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

Academic Rank:
Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:
Application deadline: April 15, 2018

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

Posted 3/19